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Antares Rocket With Cygnus Spacecraft Launches

The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard, is seen in this false color infrared image, as it launches from Pad-0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia. Cygnus is on its way to rendezvous with the space station. The spacecraft will deliver about 1,300 pounds (589 kilograms) of cargo, including food and clothing, to the Expedition 37 crew.

Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Editor’s Note: This image is a false color infrared image made from a modified digital SLR camera.

Bill Ingalls, my hat’s off to you. Having worked on the Hubble project for eight years, several of those working next to the man who processes Hubble’s imagery, I’ve seen too many stunning NASA images to count. This one ranks up there with the best of them.


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